Chemistry 120 - Prep for General Chemistry

Chemistry 120 is a one semester preparatory course meant to prepare students for the year-long general chemistry sequence (chemistry 141 and 142). This course will be an intensive study in areas of problem solving, basic atomic theory, chemical nomenclature, stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions, acid-base chemistry, redox, and more. The laboratory will be an introduction to quantitative techniques, descriptive chemistry, and data treatment.


The course consists of three hours of lecture instruction and three hours of laboratory per week. Outside of class, please plan to spend, on the average, two hours per lecture hour and one hour per lab hour per week additional study time.